American Society of Animal Science honors Terry Engle for minerals research

Jerry Spears and Terry Engle
Jerry Spears, professor emeritus at North Carolina State University, and Terry Engle, professor of animal sciences at CSU. Credit: Briana Tangredi

Terry Engle, a professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, received the 2019 Gary L. Cromwell Award for Research in Minerals earlier this summer.

Engle accepted the honor in July during the American Society of Animal Science-Canadian Society of Animal Science annual meeting in Austin, Texas. His Ph.D. advisor from North Carolina State University, Jerry Spears, was on hand to present him the award.

“The people who have received this award in the past have been my mentors I have looked up to for years, studied under, and talked with,” Engle said. “It was very humbling to receive the recognition.”

Engle, who joined the Colorado State University faculty in 1999, is an expert in ruminant nutrition. His research interests include the roles of trace minerals, such as copper, in lipid metabolism and absorption, as well as transport mechanisms associated with trace mineral homeostasis in ruminants. He teaches courses in vitamin and mineral metabolism, and animal metabolism.

Responsible for more than $7.8 million in funding for sponsored research, Engle has also mentored 10 Ph.D. students and 22 master’s students. He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters.

Engle said his most rewarding experiences have been in interacting with students. “I learn a lot from them, and hopefully they do too. And they go on to do great things,” he said.

The ASAS Cromwell Award for Research in Minerals recognizes an individual who has contributed and published outstanding research in the field of mineral nutrition of livestock. The award is sponsored by the Gary. L. Cromwell Appreciation Club.